Wattamondara’s community hall has received a boost from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke awarded a $67,347 grant to complete the project which has also received $350,000 from the Federal Drought Communities Fund.
Ms Cooke said she was pleased the NSW Government had been able to contribute to the project.
“It’s so important we have community spaces where people can meet and hold events, and this assistance is helping to make that a reality for the Wattamondara community,” Ms Cooke said.
“This boost will help complete this great community project and I am so pleased we have been able to be part of this work.”
“It was also great to have a chat to the local tradies working on site who are excited to be part of the project. I look forward to visiting when this work is completed.”
Fiona Jennings from the Wattamondara Recreation Ground Land Manager said she was delighted.
“This is a huge boost to our little community, if we didn’t have a community building like this we wouldn’t be able to host events,” Ms Jennings said.
“This is going to bring a lot of services to the Wattamondara village; we are hoping to have things like group exercises, a mobile preschool, perhaps having primary health clinics using the hall.”
“We are over the moon, this is something we never thought we’d get. We are so grateful to Steph for advocating for our small community.”